Arizona Renaissance Festival called due to mud

The Arizona Renaissance Festival, usually open rain or shine every weekend in February and March in Apache Junction, has had to close today “due to unusual flooding in the parking areas.” Event organizers made the announcement via their webpage and Facebook page Sunday afternoon. The “parking areas” are just large dirt lots where festivalgoers can […]

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Space artist Robert McCall dies in Scottsdale

Robert McCall, the space artist whose work depicting man’s conquest of the moon covers an entire wall of the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum, died Friday at Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Hospital, according to the National Space Society of Phoenix. He was 90. In addition to his concept sketches for Star Trek: The Motion Picture and […]

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Nintendo’s Wii Triforce of 2010: Mario, Metroid and now Zelda

Last week Nintendo held its “media summit” where it announced its plans for the first half of this year. This included Super Mario Galaxy 2’s May 23 release date and Metroid: Other M launching on June 27. Noticeably absent was any mention of the Wii’s next game in the Legend of Zelda franchise. Well, now […]

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‘Crazies’ a bit unbalanced, but scary enough

The Crazies proves the zombie movie craze isn’t quite dead yet. This remake of the identically-named 1973 George Romero picture brings nothing new to the table, but delivers sufficient scares to make it worthwhile. After a government plane carrying a biological weapon crashes in a small Iowa town, local residents find themselves turning into homicidal […]

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New ‘Doctor Who’ immigrates to BBC America on April 17

The “new era” of Doctor Who for U.S. fans begins Saturday, April 17, on BBC America, nearly two weeks after the season premiere airs in its native United Kingdom on Easter. This bucks the network’s recent trend of showing its highest-rated program just a day after its original U.K. airing. “The Eleventh Hour” introduces Matt […]

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